Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Best of Dorien B.


Year: 2019
Run Time: 106 minutes

The Best of Dorien B.
The Best of Dorien B.
The Best of Dorien B.

Dorien is your typical working-mother-wonder-woman. Along with running her household and caring for her husband and two sons, Dorien heads her own veterinary practice. When she isn’t cleaning cat teeth or performing surgeries on dogs, she’s making meals, taking her kids to school, and cleaning up after them. Just when it seems that Dorien can’t juggle anything more… the “you know what” hits the fan. After her doctor discovers a lump in her breast during a routine mammogram, Dorien’s parents announce their separation due to her mother’s affair. And if that’s not bad enough, Dorien soon begins to question her own marriage after finding her husband in a compromising position with a coworker. Surprisingly, this series of unfortunate events may be just what Dorien needs to take her out of her routine and back into her life. Charming and insightful, THE BEST OF DORIEN B. is a well-crafted dramedy of a woman keeping it all together against the odds. (In Dutch with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 11:35 AM ET

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 6:25 PM ET

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 9:10 AM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Women of the World

International Narrative Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Anke Blondé

Dries Phlypo, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Marleen Slot

Anke Blondé, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem

David Williamson

Axel Skovdal Roelofs

Principal Cast
Kim Snauwaert, Jelle De Beule, Katelijne Verbeke, Dirk Van Dijck

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